Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2008

Garnett “Boots” Preston Friend, 75, of Waterloo, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.
She was born Aug.26, 1933, in Martin County Ky. the daughter of the late Elbert and Narie Hammond Preston.
Mrs. Friend was a former nurse at Marion General Hospital and a homemaker. She was also a member of the Forest Ridge Community Church. She loved going to flea markets and gardening.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Mae Friend; two brothers, Carlos Preston and Everett Preston and two sisters, Bessie Preston and Mavis Bowen.
She is survived by her husband, Elroy Friend, whom she married July 12, 1955; a son and daughter-in-law, Roy Lee and Cindy Friend, of Barnsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Ann and Jimmy Lambert, of Jeanette, Penn.; a son, Timmy Friend and Debbie Howard, of Marion; a sister, Emma and Russell Marshall, of Millington, Tenn., seven grandchildren, Katie Lambert, Roy Lee Friend Jr., Michael Friend, Ericka Friend, Timmy Friend Jr., Tonia Friend, Kaylyn Friend and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenny Jiles and Willard Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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